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Learning & Curriculum


At Masefield, PSHE is an integral part of our school life.  It is taught both explicitly through subject specific lessons and also through other lessons in an applied manner.

We see PSHE education as a subject through which pupils develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to keep themselves healthy and safe, and prepared for life and work.

We know that our well-delivered PSHE programme will have an impact on both academic and non-academic outcomes for our pupils, particularly the most vulnerable and disadvantaged.

We have designed our own progressive Programme of Study using the PSHE Association with the main aims to develop knowledge, skills and attributes including (but not limited to) resilience, self-esteem, risk-management, team working and critical thinking in the context of three core themes: health and wellbeing, relationships and living in the wider world (including economic wellbeing and aspects of careers education).

Our PSHE education contributes to schools' statutory duties outlined in the Education Act 2002 and the Academies Act 2010 to provide a balanced and broadly-based curriculum. The relationships and health aspects of PSHE education is compulsory from September 2020.

The final statutory guidance to accompany introduction of compulsory health education, relationships education and relationships and sex education (RSE) can be found here.

PSHE Policy

PSHE Curriculum



Below is an example knowledge organiser from each year group for PSHE:

Y1, 3, 5: Aiming High

Y2, 4, 6: One World

Y1, 3, 5: Britain

Y2, 4, 6: Respecting Rights

These are sent home each half term as part of the curriculum overviews.

*EYFS Knowledge Organisers be found in the EYFS tab*

Our Award Winning Provision for PSHE

In Progress
At Masefield, we have always recognised the importance of mental health. The award has a focus on impact and outcomes for pupils so that schools can demonstrate specific and wider impacts of wellbeing policies and interventions.

The award demonstrates commitment to promoting wellbeing as part of school life and helps to improve pupils’ attainment and behaviour, alongside supporting children to develop good mental health and resilience.

Sept 2021
Thrive helps children and young people feel safe, supported and ready to learn. Thrive offers a whole-setting approach to supporting the right-time social and emotional development of all children and young people.
Renewed Sept 2022

PSHE Curriculum

Personal, Social, Health and Relationships Education is an integral part of our Masefield curriculum. Our ambition is that our curriculum supports our children in becoming the best possible versions of themselves, so that they are able to feel good and function well, whilst developing strong emotional and mental health. Our focus is on teaching the fundamental building blocks and characteristics of positive relationships, friendships, family relationships, and relationships with other children and adults. We strive to ensure that our children are equipped with the ability to build resilience and embrace opportunities.

Celebrating our differences is something we do on a daily basis at Masefield. We recognise that each and every family we have in our school is different. Educating our whole community about our differences ensures that those who form part of our Masefield family feel safe, supported and understood.

We pride ourselves on teaching our children, including all our disadvantaged and special educational needs children, with the life skills that they will need for the future and equipping them with the knowledge to make informed decisions to keep themselves healthy, safe and become valued citizens in our community.

At Masefield, we enhance our PSHE curriculum with relatable fiction and non-fiction books. These books are included on the curriculum overview and are used alongside the delivery of the theme by being shared and discussed with the children about how they can relate to them from their own lives.

High quality texts underpinning our PSHE curriculum

We use high quality, recommended texts to illustrate different aspects of PSHE and to allow children to explore these issues within the safe and familiar context of stories.